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Poster: csaw44 Date: Nov 5, 2009 12:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: good bird songs

besides the venata '72 one and the ones in late '80, what;s everybody else's favorites?

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Nov 5, 2009 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

This is the only Bird Song on my iPod, so I have been listening to it quite a bit for the last months, and have grown to like it more and more over time.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-05-13.fob.sonyecm220t.keshavan.miller.fix.94514.sbeok.flac16

The early to mid 80's Bird Songs are much different than the early 70's ones. While I haven't heard all of them, the tonality of the jams is much different in these eras.

70's - spacey and mellow, almost dark star type jams
80's - pretty, melodic, more driven (2 drummers)

I'm not sure that I've heard a Bird Song that I didn't like.

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Poster: Phlesh Wound Date: Nov 5, 2009 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

I've on a real Bird Song kick lately.
Here are a few that I've been listening to:


http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-06-22.mtx.seamons.92375.sbeok.flac16
A very fine Keith era Bird Song in a very very fine '73 show. Set II is brilliant top to bottom and Phil's on fire.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-07.nak700.glassberg.motb.82370.sbeok.flac16
The longest Bird Song ever and one of the best and an excellent AUD to boot!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-05-21.sbd.miller.96310.sbeok.flac16
A hot Bird Song that goes into a really rocking C.C. Rider. Not generally a huge CC fan but it got rocked out pretty well in the early 80s and this is a prime example.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-10-17.mtx.seamons.fix2.92424.sbeok.flac16
Excellent Bird Song in this smoking first set. If you've never heard this Sugaree listen to it RIGHT NOW! Best one of the '80s.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-08-06.sbd.miller.89966.sbeok.flac16
A set closing Bird Song from the late 80s. This one is probably my personal favorite right now. Not as jazzy as some earlier versions perhaps not quite as exploratory but the Jerry-Brent interplay and the groove the whole band locks into towards the middle/end get me every time.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-10-06.acoustic-sbd.8779.sbeok.shnf
A nice acoustic Bird Song to round things out.

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Poster: Estimated Pete Date: Nov 5, 2009 1:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

06/22/73 is good.
And I like the one with Branford- 03/29/90.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 5, 2009 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

What? No mention of the Watkins Glen soundcheck? Check out 7-27-73, don't listen to Cliff either go with the AUDIENCE

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Nov 5, 2009 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

Wait--are you suggesting that listening to audience recordings is more enjoyable than listening to Cliff?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 5, 2009 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

depends : )

you know what I meant. I generally prefer SBD's myself but there are some AUD's that are just that good. There's something to be said about the bands tone and how it bounced off things including us. That's part of why the magic doesn't always transcend to a SBD imo.

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Poster: DEETS Date: Nov 5, 2009 5:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

4/21/71 Rhode Island Auditorium. Strong show. Bird Song is well played. Phil is all over this show!

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Nov 5, 2009 6:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

Nightingale or lyrebird.

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Poster: Misty Eastwood Date: Nov 5, 2009 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

I like listening to Red Finches sounding like a bunch of whiner. Speaking of Bird Song this one runs into Ripple.

spo dee o dee.... but in those days we were drink 77/78 Inglenook Cabernets Rutherford Estate at Corleones, We Drank the cellar dry @ $7.00 a bottle. Inglenook is now own by Francis Ford Coppola and the Archive "term of use" in dated the same day "The Godfather" w/ Brando on the cover of Life Magazine....plus the day of the first phone call.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-10-03.set1-sbd.aj.2200.sbeok.shnf


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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 5, 2009 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

I'm partial to the nut-hatch.

Or this one, which is exceptional:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-26.sbd.unknown.156.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Misty Eastwood Date: Nov 5, 2009 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

just remember'd another to die for from this '84 run

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-07-15.beyerm160.quirk.perez.32295.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 5, 2009 2:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

By one of those fortunate coincidences the '85 show from TDIH has one of my favourites http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-11-05.sbd.lai.1188.sbefail.shnf Something reminiscent of the Floyd about it.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Nov 5, 2009 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: good bird songs

Snori - must be some sort of cross-Atlantic connection with you this morning. Not more than 30 minutes ago, I was looking for this exact version of Bird Song (hadn't even seen this post topic yet), and I couldn't quite remember which 85 show it was from... thanks for revealing the answer! I agree this is a really good '80's version, with an acid-soaked feel to it. Last time I listened to this my wife and I were snaking through the forest on winding road, windows open, sun roof down, and when the bird sound effects came on, both of us at first couldn't tell whether the sound was from the recording or from real birds outside. Ultra mellow, laid back version that feels just right to my ears... and it made for a perfect lazy Sunday drive last year!

This post was modified by cosmic charlie dupree on 2009-11-05 17:25:55

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